US Navy in cocaine seizure

Navy seizes 875 pounds of cocaine.

Illegal Cocaine Concealed in Fishing Vessel Uncovered

The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) intercepted approximately 875 pounds of cocaine being smuggled aboard a fishing vessel while on patrol in international waters off the coast of Central America.

Vandegrift is currently deployed to the 4th Fleet area of operations in support of Operation Martillo.

“The quick response, professional conduct, and dedicated efforts of team Vandegrift and our embarked Coast Guard LEDET is exceptional,” said Commander Luis Alva, commanding officer of Vandegrift. “I remain extremely proud and humble to serve with such a remarkable team.”

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